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Pursuit Sportfishing Kona, HI

Pursuit Sportfishing

Pursuit is a state of the art custom 38-foot Ricky Scarbrough sportfisher which was hand built in North Carolina specifically for sport fishing and was fully-refit three years ago with new engines, electronics, transmissions, generator, wiring, and plumbing. The Pursuit will be one of the faster boats in the fleet, cruising at 28 knots with a top-end of 34 knots. It’s a perfect Kona ‘day boat’ with live-aboard capabilities.

Captain Jason Holtz, born and raised in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, is a fourth generation marlin captain. Jason got hooked on offshore fishing at a very young age by spending weekends with his father, who is still charter fishing after 50 years.

Pursuit Sportfishing KonaAfter attending college Jason went to work full time as a deckhand for renowned skippers like Marlin Parker, Randy Parker, and McGrew Rice. Jason’s passion for the sport led him to a job on the “globetrotting” mother ship operation “God’s Will” and “God’s Favor”(formerly “Madame and Hooker”) where he saw marlin fishing as good as it gets.

Traveling with world famous captains Trevor Cockle and Bubba Carter he chased marlin in over 10 countries. For 4 years, Jason saw the world from a 48 foot game boat, fishing in many of the world’s hotspots, such as Brazil, Cape Verde, Madeira, Bom Bom island, Ascension Island, and much of Central America. During these travels the fishing team caught multiple “Grander” sized marlin up to 1337#.

Maybe more impressive than the number Pursuit Sportfishing Kona, Hi of big fish he’s caught for his clients is the fact that many of them were in high stake, big money tournaments, with wins approaching $800,000 in recent years.

Not only does he boast a truly impressive resume, Jason is also a very down to earth and like-able guy to fish with. He aims to impress and will surely make your day pleasant and enjoyable whether you are an angler looking for your first fish or a seasoned veteran looking for that trophy fish of a lifetime.

Book your family trip or fish in the big leagues for the Kona tournaments with Captain Jason Holtz

To contact Jason Holtz  direct on the Pursuit at

PHONE-808 960-9097
EMAIL: Jasonholtz@aol.com